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Geog 140 Lecture 3

Geog 140 Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 October 7 2007...

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Lecture 3 October 7, 2007 Nation-State -A nation wrapped in a state -no other significant groups inside Multi-National States -Canada [French/English] -Belgium [French/Flemish] Stateless Nations -Ethnic group without a state -minorities living in multiple states -Kurdistan -always had conflict with neighbors -WWII – British went into communities and told them if they supported Brits, they would acknowledge them as state -Brits give into Turkish commands – no more idea of state -PKK – socialist movement in Turkey by Kurds for some autonomy Ways of Gaining Territory -Occupation -not seen so much anymore -European claims to “empty” lands -Prescription -when territory of one state is occupied by another without objection -territory transfers to occupying state -Conquest and Annexation -declaration that a territory is a part of your state -international community does not recognize annexation as a way of gaining territory anymore -Voluntary Cession -one state voluntary gives/sells another a piece of land
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